Basic French Macarons
Want to learn how to make macarons? We've taken the guesswork out of making these patisserie beauties, so you can prepare them at home. Our foolproof macarons recipe calls for making your own almond flour (it's so much easier than it seems), then adding just four other ingredients: powdered sugar, egg whites, white sugar, and any filling you please.
Rustic Cherry Tart with Ricotta and Almonds
Macerating cherries with sugar, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt brings out juices and softens the fruit -- which in turn evens out any inconsistencies in firmness. Scatter them over creamy ricotta and a crisp almond pastry crust. Pass any remaining juices for drizzling.
Almond-Berry Coffee Cake
Fresh raspberries and tart blackberry jam fill lemon-zest-flecked cake;the cinnamon-spiced almond streusel on top is crumbly and nutty.
One of Martha's all-time favorite gelatin desserts, blancmange is like a large-format panna cotta. In French, 'blanc' means white and 'manger' means to eat. Martha ups the ante by making hers with cinnamon-steeped almond milk and just the right amount of cream.